Nicole Eliänna {Portraits}

This is Nicole, she was another intern and my roommate for two weeks at IPS in Colorado. She’s also gorgeous, and brilliant, and a lot of fun to be around, and a fantastic photographer too. I really enjoyed getting to hang out with her for a couple weeks.

One afternoon while we were at Garden of the Gods I snapped a few pictures of her while the students were on assignment. It’s ridiculously easy to take pictures of this girl… not even kidding.

And besides that, her middle name is Eliänna… seriously? Can she get any more awesome?

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Thanks friend, for putting up with me for weeks, for making me smile, and for making the world better by being in it.

You can check out her work at Elianna Studios

Stay beautiful,

~Alaina

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Prizewinning Photography :: Manitou Springs, Colorado

A couple weeks ago I had the privilege of interning at the photography school that I attended last spring and fall, IPS. It was a fantastic experience and I wouldnt have traded it for anything.

The first course was Prizewinning Photography 1, September 17-21 and here are some of the shots and places I took in that week.

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Morgan and Rachel getting some shots out on assignment.

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Rebekah J. getting some waterfall action.

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Lovelies Alyce and Bekah.

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Rachel and Blythe being… well, Rachel and Blythe.

[ love these two ]

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Andie was one of the instructors for the week, she is wonderful and I really enjoyed the opportunity to get to hang out with her.

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Nicole was the other intern and my awesome roommate. She is amazing, smart, and gorgeous… if I didnt love her so much I would probably hate her. 😉

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Holly and Morgan.

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Kristin.

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I love Colorado, and fall, and flowers. That’s all.

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One of many trips down into Manitou for custard… it’s a tradition. 🙂

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Custard with Buddie… which was planned a long time ago. 🙂

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Wilkerson Pass for a sunset shoot.

It was freezing. And high. And freezing.

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Rachel and I ended up being there at the same time which wasnt planned, just how it worked out, but it was very much enjoyed at least by me. 😉 She is awesome and incredible and did an amazing job all week… and I loved having her around. This girl is a gift that I dont take for granted and she makes my life so much better by being in it.

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Kristin, Rachel, and I all attended two programs in Dallas together called Excel and Advanced Excel. So here we are… shouting out to the rest of AE17 from the top of the world! 😉

[ okay, not quite the top, but we were really high! ]

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Cheers guys!

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Andie and I. She’s getting married this weekend. I’m super happy for her.

Andie, you’re perfect, may your ever after be equally so. I hope our stories cross again sometime. I like you a lot. =)

Well those were some highlights from the first week, second week soon to follow!

Stay beautiful,

~Alaina